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Nnamdi Kanu: No Nigerian court can try me for terrorism

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed that he cannot be tried in any Nigerian court for terrorism-related offenses.

Citing the country’s constitution and international laws, Kanu said any court trying him is committing an act of terrorism.

Kanu stated this on Monday, May 20, after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed his applications for bail and transfer from Department of State Services custody.

Addressing journalists at the court premises, noted that the Terrorism Prohibition and Prevention Act prohibits his trial in Nigeria.

According to Kanu, the law states that he cannot be tried in any Nigerian court.

He quoted Section 2, Subsection 3(f) of the Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act, which he claims labels anyone attempting to try him as a terrorist.

Kanu stressed that any court proceeding with his trial would be committing an act of terrorism, according to the law.

“Terrorism Prohibition and Prevention Act said that I cannot be tried in Nigeria, that is the law of Nigeria. I can never be tried in any court of law in Nigeria. That is what the law says,” Kanu declared.

“Anyone standing in trial or coming to try me is a terrorist. That is what the law says, not me.  Section 2, Subsection 3 F of Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act, that is what it says.

“Any court continuing to try me is commiting an act of terrorism.”

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